Joyce Maynard's essays have appeared in magazines and newspapers for five decades. She is the author of four works of nonfiction and nine novels, including After Her, To Die For, and Labor Day, which was the basis of the 2013 major motion picture of the same name.
"Unsparing self-scrutiny...maturity and emotional candor." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"Absorbing, funny, and emotionally blistering." --Jules Siegel, San Francisco Chronicle"A wry, painful, engaging book." --Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes"Maynard's testimony is priceless." --Mary Cantwell, Vogue"Riveting and disturbing." --The New York Times Book Review"Even Salinger loyalists may feel compelled to reexamine their idol." --Glamour"Dazzling." --San Francisco Chronicle